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NationalZooEWN reports that the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria has hired casual workers to keep the facility running smoothly amid a strike by its employees.  

Workers affiliated to the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) are demanding higher pay for working weekends.  Non-striking employees have apparently been intimidated and one was assaulted on Tuesday.  Zoo spokesperson Craig Allenby said:  “We have brought in some casual workers to help.  They’ll assist with picking up litter and cleaning.  We have sufficient staff to take care of the animals.”  The Zoo claims that workers have violated the regulations of the Gathering Act by blockading and littering at the entrances.

  • A short report by Tendani  Mulaudzi is at EWN

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